The Daily Dish – Nov. 4

Civil lawsuit filed against former Columbia Police Officer – Columbia Missourian

Columbia Police officer Rob Sanders was fired from the department on Sept. 22 for shoving Kenneth Baker into a wall of a holding cell on Aug. 5. Baker had been arrested the morning of the incident.

The lawsuit lists the city of Columbia and Columbia Police Department officers Brandon Crites and Matthew Hibler as defendants. Crites and Hibler were on duty the morning of the incident.

Transportation, sense of community dominate second school boundaries forum – Columbia Missourian

More than 70 people came to a discussion about proposed boundary changes for intermediate and high schools last night. Many of those attending brought up concerns about transportation to the schools, reducing overcrowding in classrooms and keeping communities of students together. This article includes a sampling of comments from the forum and links to earlier coverage of the issue.

Boone County Family Resources OKs building agreement – The Columbia Daily Tribune

The Boone County Family Resources board of directors approved going forward with an agreement that could give the agency office space adjacent to a planned parking garage on Short Street. Les Wagner, the agency’s executive director, said the agreement was a “conceptual letter of intent.”

The agency is located at 1209 E. Walnut St. and needs more office space to handle its growing caseload. It provides service to people who are developmentally disabled.

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